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Eight families, displaced as a result of the Syrian conflict, have been resettled in Kerry so far this year under the Refugee Resettlement Programme.

A further nine families are due to be resettled in the county by September.

Kerry County Council’s Housing Services Report outlined sourcing this type of accommodation is mainly carried out through leasing.

This according, to Director of Services John Breen, is proving difficult with rents increasing, landlords selling property and leaving the rental sector.


John Breen Kerry County Council Director of Housing & Social Support, Director of Community & Enterprise


A council spokesperson confirmed to Radio Kerry that eleven families last year – and eight so far this year – have been  resettled in the Tralee, Killarney and Killorglin area.

The spokesperson added the council has not identified locations thus far for the nine families to be resettled in Kerry by September.

The council says this is because they haven’t been notified of the expected arrival date, or “details relating to family formations”.

According to the spokesperson, the Kerry families were originally displaced as a result of the Syrian conflict and are programmed refugees under the Government’s commitment to the UNHCR Resettlement Programme.


UNCHR UN Refugee Agency


The Government has committed to resettling 4,000 nationally through the programme.